|Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 009 - Various|
Librivox recording of LibriVox Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 009 by Various. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. A collection of fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches, news items and reports included in these collections are independently selected by the readers, and the topics encompass history, politics, philosophy, nature, religion, etc. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if availab...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; nonfiction; essays; science; history; philosophy; religion; witches; Shakespeare; madrigals; criticism; UFO's; Mandeville
Downloads: 13,167 (1 review)
|LibriVox's Short Story Collection 005|
LibriVox's Short Story Collection 005: a collection of 20 short essays and fiction in the public domain read by a variety of LibriVox members. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. M4B audiobook of complete book For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org.
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; short stories
Downloads: 197,059 (1 review)
|The Book of Ecclesiastes - American Standard Version|
LibriVox recording of Ecclesiastes, from the American Standard Version. Read by Sam Stinson. Ecclesiastes is a wisdom book of the Old Testament. The author represents himself as the son of David, and king over Israel in Jerusalem. The work consists of personal or autobiographic matter, at times expressed in aphorisms and maxims illuminated in terse paragraphs with reflections on the meaning of life and the best way of life...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; religion; bible; ecclesiastes; solomon; asv; american standard version; old testament; ketuvim; wisdom literature
Downloads: 8,143 (1 review)
|The Figure in the Carpet - Henry James|
LibriVox recording of The Figure in the Carpet, by Henry James. The story ostensibly concerns a young literary critic who greatly admires the writer Hugh Vereker. A meeting with Vereker, however, shows him that he – and all other critics – have in fact missed the great point of Vereker's work, and the critic (and his editor) thereupon devote themselves to trying to unravel the mystery. James's story, however, almost certainly has an autobiographical side to it, perhaps itself criticizing tho...
Keywords: henry james; literature; librivox; critic; criticism; carpet; writing; author; misunderstanding
Downloads: 4,846 (1 review)
|Jailed for Freedom - Doris Stevens|
Librivox recording of Jailed for Freedom by Doris Stevens. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. A first-hand account of the 1913-1919 campaign of American suffragettes, detailing their treatment at the hands of the courts, and the true conditions of their incarceration. (Summary by Sarah Jennings) M4B audiobook of complete book For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org.
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; women's suffrage; Doris Stevens; Alice Paul; Woodrow Wilson; picketting; Silent Sentinels; Nineteenth Amendment
Downloads: 8,789 (1 review)
|Night and Day - Woolf, Virginia|
Librivox recording of NIght and Day by Virginia Woolf. Read by J. M. Smallheer. Night and Day (1919) is a novel by Virginia Woolf. Set in Edwardian London, Night and Day contrasts the daily lives of two friends, Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet. The novel examines the relationships between love, marriage, happiness, and success. (Wikipedia) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org...
Keywords: virginia woolf; night and day; hilbery; datchet; edwardian; english literature; feminism; bloomsbury
Downloads: 174,748 (1 review)
|The Master Key - L. Frank Baum|
Librivox recording of The Master Key, by L. Frank Baum. Read by Judy Bieber The Master Key was one of Baum’s earliest full length fantasy books for children, published in 1901 just one year after The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The protagonist, Rob, while experimenting in his workshop, accidentally summons up an electrical fairy who presents him with electrical devices so advanced as to seem magical...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; children
Downloads: 39,018 (1 review)
|The Island of Dr. Moreau - H. G. Wells|
LibriVox recording of The Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells. The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells, addressing ideas of society and community, human nature and identity, religion, Darwinism, and eugenics.When the novel was written in the late 19th century, England's scientific community was engulfed by debates on animal vivisection. Interest groups were even formed to tackle the issue: the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection was formed t...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; sci-fi; wells
Downloads: 197,347 (1 review)
|Beyond Good and Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche (transl. Helen Zimmern)|
Librivox recording of Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche. First published in 1886 at Nietzsche's own expense, the book was not initially considered important. In it, Nietzsche denounced what he considered to be the moral vacuity of 19th century thinkers. He attacked philosophers for what he considered to be their lack of critical sense and their blind acceptance of Christian premises in their considerations of morality and values...
Downloads: 343,375 (1 review)
|Dubliners - James Joyce|
LibriVox recording of Dubliners, by James Joyce. Masterful short stories about life in Dublin at the turn of the 19/20th century, by James Joyce. (Summary by Hugh McGuire) Read by LibriVox volunteers. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. M4B audiobook of complete book For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivo...
Keywords: librivox; audio book; audiobook; short story; short stories; dublin; joyce
Downloads: 97,129 (1 review)
|Ecclesiastes (ASV) -- Book 21 of the Holy Scriptures - Unknown (The Preacher)|
Librivox recording of Ecclesiastes (ASV) - Book 21 of the Holy Scriptures. Ecclesiastes (or The Preacher) is the twenty-first book of The Bible. The author of this book is unknown but is considered by many biblical scholars to be Solomon. The author describes how all endeavors in life are in vain and a grasping for the wind, since all comes to naught in the end when we return to the dust from whence we came...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature
Downloads: 28,049 (1 review)
|The Aspern Papers - Henry James|
LibriVox recording of The Aspern Papers, by Henry James. Read by Nicholas Clifford. One of James’s favorite short novels, the Aspern Papers tells of the efforts of the nameless narrator to procure the papers of a famous, but now dead, American poet. His attempts to secure them from the poet’s former lover and her niece, now recluses in Venice, are stymied both by them, and by his own mistakes in his quest...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; Henry James; literature; novel
Downloads: 11,212 (1 review)
|The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry - M. M. Pattison Muir|
Librivox recording of The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry by M. M. Pattison Muir. Read by Peter Yearsley A light journey through the history of chemistry, from its start in the obscure mysteries of alchemy to what was, for the author, the cutting edge of the development of modern atomic theory ... and whose developing blind ends we can now see with the advantage of hind sight. (Summary by Peter Yearsley) M4B audiobook of complete book For more free audiobooks, or to become a vol...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; alchemy; chemistry; history; science
Downloads: 18,948 (1 review)
|Rain - W. Somerset Maugham|
LibriVox recording of Rain, by W. Somerset Maugham. Read by Bellona Times. One of Maugham's most famous short stories, Rain unfolds in a soggy tropical paradise marred by self-righteous hypocrites trying to force their moral beliefs on a girl who basically just wants to have fun. At a running time of approximately 1 3/4 hours, it is too long for inclusion in a Short Story collection.(Summary by Bellona Times) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; short stories; British literature; 20th century; post-WWI; faith; intolerance; desire; Samoa
Downloads: 28,029 (1 review)
|Sarrasine - Honore de Balzac (transl. Clara Bell and others)|
Librivox recording of Sarrasine, by Honoré de Balzac. Read by Chip. Published by Honoré de Balzac in the tempestuous year of 1830, the tale follows the undulating pathways of Sarrasine the sculptor's shocking journey to his coming of age. As one of the "fathers of realism" Balzac painted with his words a vivid portrait of life in the swirling salons of Europe at the end of the Bourbon monarchy, and we follow Sarrasine from France to Italy in search of both his métier and his muse...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; short work; human comedy; art
Downloads: 22,995 (1 review)
|The Antichrist - Friedrich Nietzsche|
LibriVox recording of The Antichrist by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, translated by HL Mencken, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the LibriVox readers. Save for his raucous, rhapsodical autobiography, “Ecce Homo,” “The Antichrist” is the last thing that Nietzsche ever wrote, and so it may be accepted as a statement of some of his most salient ideas in their final form...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; philosophy
Downloads: 148,628 (2 reviews)
|The Prince - Nicolo Machiavelli; translated by W. K. Marriott|
LibriVox recording of The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli; translated by W. K. Marriott, from Gutenberg e-text, in the public domain. For details of the readers, please visit the LibriVox catalog page for this work. ll Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine writer Niccolo Machiavelli, originally called "De Principatibus" (About Principalities). It was written around 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; machiavelli; prince
Downloads: 240,176 (2 reviews)
|An International Episode, by Henry James - Henry James|
LibriVox recording of "An International Episode," by Henry James, from the 1892 Harper and Brothers edition, illustrated by H. W. McVickar. This edition is in the University of California Berkley collection, and has been scanned and uploaded to the Internet Archive, found here. LibriVox has separated the work into 6 sections, recorded by: Section 1: Alex Foster Section 2: Gordon Mackenzie Section 3: Paula Berinstein, The Writing Show Section 4: Kara Shallenberg Section 5: Neal Foley, Podchef Sec...
Keywords: literature; audiobook; librivox
Downloads: 47,359 (2 reviews)
|Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest by P.G. Wodehouse - Roy Trumbull|
Lady Malvern, a friend of Wooster’s dreaded Aunt Agatha, drops in one morning and manages to deposit her twenty something son Motty to his care while she tours the country and its prisons to gather material for a book. Jeeves is distant at the moment because Wooster has taken to an unsuitable hat and tie. It turns out that Motty intends to live in a most riotous manner while mum is away creating all manner of complications...
Keywords: Jeeves; Wooster; Wodehouse; humor; fiction
Downloads: 2,207 (2 reviews)
|The Way We Live Now - Anthony Trollope|
LibriVox recording of The Way We Live Now, by Anthony Trollope. Read by Debra Lynn. The Way We Live Now is a scathing satirical novel published in London in 1875 by Anthony Trollope, after a popular serialization. It was regarded by many of Trollope's contemporaries as his finest work.One of his longest novels (it contains a hundred chapters), The Way We Live Now is particularly rich in sub-plot. It was inspired by the financial scandals of the early 1870s, and lashes at the pervading dishonesty...
Keywords: satire; trollope; victorian; scandal; finance; 19th century; london
Downloads: 46,487 (3 reviews)
|The Thirty-nine Steps - John Buchan|
LibriVox recording of The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan. Reading by Adrian Praetzellis. Richard Hannay’s boredom is soon relieved when the resourceful engineer is caught up in a web of secret codes, spies, and murder on the eve of WWI. This exciting action-adventure story was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1939 classic film of the same name. John Buchan (1875-1940) was Governor General of Canada and a popular novelist...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; mystery; spies
Downloads: 166,593 (4 reviews)
|A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen|
LibriVox recording of A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen. Read by Aleithia, Elizabeth Klett, mb, David Muncaster, Anna Simon, Miranda Stinson, Jordan Schneider, Andy, Alana Jordan,. A Doll's House, written two years after The Pillars of Society, was the first of Ibsen's plays to create a sensation and is now perhaps his most famous play, and required reading in many secondary schools and universities. The play was highly controversial when first published, as it is sharply critical of 19th Century m...
Keywords: doll; house; drama; fiction; play; ibsen; librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 83,971 (3 reviews)
|Raffles, Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman - E. W. Hornung|
Librivox recording of Raffles, Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung read by Kristin Hughes. Raffles, Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman (also published as The Black Mask) is the second collection of stories in the Raffles series. After the dark turn of events at the end of The Gift of the Emperor, Bunny's done his time and, his life not being quite what it was before, now finds himself longing for the companionship of his Raffles...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; Adventure; Mystery
Downloads: 13,005 (3 reviews)
|The Creature from Cleveland Depths - Fritz Leiber|
LibriVox recording of The Creature from Cleveland Depths, by Fritz Leiber. Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012). “The Creature from Cleveland Depths” also known as “The Lone Wolf” tells the story of a writer and his wife who refuse to move below-ground after the cold-war gets hot. The underground society discovers a decline in their ability to creatively innovate, and must consult with surface dwellers to develop products that satiate the needs of a people living like moles...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; science fiction; scifi; cold war; underground
Downloads: 8,304 (3 reviews)
|The Pupil - Henry James|
LibriVox recording of The Pupil, by Henry James. Read by Nicholas Clifford. Pemberton, a young American with an Oxford education and out of money, takes a job tutoring Morgan Moreen, the 12-year old son of an American couple living in Europe in a style not quite matched by their income. Morgan, who is highly intelligent, is also precocious and perceptive enough to understand his parents' pretentious aimlessness...
Keywords: LibriVox; Audiobook,Fiction; tutor
Downloads: 5,607 (3 reviews)
|Olalla - Robert Louis Stevenson|
LibriVox recording of Olalla, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by Elizabeth Klett. "Olalla" was a "shilling shocker" written for the Christmas season in 1885, just before the publication of Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The nameless protagonist of this Gothic tale, a wounded soldier, goes to the Spanish countryside to recuperate. He finds himself enthralled by the beautiful Olalla, the daughter of his hostess, whose family conceals a terrible secret...
Keywords: audiobook; librivox; fiction; horror; Robert Louis Stevenson
Downloads: 11,437 (2 reviews)
|Howards End - E.M. Forster|
This is a LibriVox recording of Howards End by E. M. Forster. Read by Elizabeth Klett. The book is about three families in England at the beginning of the twentieth century. The three families represent different gradations of the Edwardian middle class: the Wilcoxes, who are rich capitalists with a fortune made in the Colonies; the half-German Schlegel siblings (Margaret, Tibby, and Helen), who represent the intellectual bourgeoisie and have a lot in common with the real-life Bloomsbury Group; ...
Keywords: audiobook; literature
Downloads: 148,156 (3 reviews)
|My Man Jeeves - P. G. Wodehouse|
Librivox recording of My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse. Read by Mark Nelson Bertram Wooster is an English gentleman living in New York, who seems to get himself into all sorts of jams. It's up to his manservant Jeeves to come up with the plan to save the day from unpleasant houseguests, stingy uncles, broken hearts, and hard-partying aunts. (Summary by Mark Nelson) For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; Jeeves; Wodehouse
Downloads: 156,823 (4 reviews)
|The Machine Stops - E. M. Forster|
LibriVox recording of The Machine Stops, by E.M. Forster. Read by Jerome Lawsen. Published in 1909, this science fiction short story takes place in a future where mankind, seemingly no longer able to survive on earth's surface, exists in a vast underground civilization known as "The Machine". Each individual lives in an isolated, fully-automated cell-like room, connected to global information and communication systems, but cut off from all direct experience...
Keywords: Science fiction; sci-fi; short stories; literature; Librivox; audiobook; E. M. Forster
Downloads: 17,017 (3 reviews)
|The Turn of the Screw - Henry James|
Librivox recording of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Read by: Nikolle Doolin The Turn of the Screw is a novella written by Henry James. It is a ghost story that was originally published in 1898. A nameless governess reports the events of two ghosts who stalk the young children she has charge over. Is she reliable, or an imaginative neurotic? (Summary adapted from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or ...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; henry james; turn of the screw; nikolle doolin
Downloads: 170,290 (5 reviews)
|The Proposal - Anton Chekhov|
LibriVox recording of The Proposal, by Anton Chekhov, translated by Julius West. The Proposal is a one act comic farce by Anton Chekhov. In Chekhov's Russia, marriage was a means of economic stability for most people. They married to gain wealth and possessions. In this play, the concept of marriage is being satirized to show the real purpose of marriage - materialistic gain rather than true love. (Summary with reference to Wikipedia) Characters: Stepan Stepanovich Chubukov - read by John Edding...
Keywords: Play; comedy; satire; farce; Librivox; literature; audiobook
Downloads: 43,775 (3 reviews)
|The Dead - James Joyce|
Librivox recording of The Dead by James Joyce. Read by iremonger. A group of Dubliners gather together for a Christmas celebration in James Joyce's transcendent tale of the mundanity and magic in life and death. "The Dead" is from Joyce's collection of short stories entitled Dubliners. (summary by iremonger) M4B audiobook of complete book For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org.
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Dubliners; Ireland; James Joyce; short stories; Christmas
Downloads: 39,965 (5 reviews)
|The Intrusion of Jimmy - P.G. Wodehouse|
LibriVox recording of THE INTRUSION OF JIMMY, by P.G. WODEHOUSE. Read by Mark Nelson. The action begins with playboy bachelor Jimmy Pitt in New York; having fallen in love on a transatlantic liner, he befriends a small-time burglar and breaks into a police captain's house as a result of a bet. The cast of characters head to England, and from there on it is a typically Wodehousian romantic farce, set at the stately Dreever Castle, overflowing with imposters, detectives, crooks, scheming lovers an...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; The Intrusion of Jimmy; Wodehouse; humor; fiction
Downloads: 17,288 (5 reviews)
|Carmilla - LeFanu, Joseph Sheridan|
Librivox recording of Carmilla, by J. Sheridan LeFanu. Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu. First published in 1872, it tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. Carmilla predates Bram Stoker's Dracula by over twenty years, had a strong influence on Stoker's famous novel. (Summary from Wikipedia) Read by Elizabeth Klett...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; vampire; sex; attraction; fiction; literature
Downloads: 66,700 (5 reviews)
|Great Expectations - Charles Dickens|
This is a LibriVox recording of Great Expectations, read by Mark F. Smith. This classic tale tells of an orphan, Pip, who through a series of strange circumstances first finds a trade as a blacksmith's apprentice and then learns that he has "great expectations" of a future inheritance from an anonymous benefactor. He soon learns to live the profligate life of a gentleman as he gradually sheds his associations with the gentle souls of his past, Joe (the blacksmith) and Biddy (a level-headed young...
Keywords: Audiobook; LibriVox; Fiction; England
Downloads: 1,105,787 (6 reviews)
|The Amateur Cracksman - E.W. Hornung|
LibriVox recording of The Amateur Cracksman, by E.W. Hornung. Read by Kristin Hughes. “I'd tasted blood, and it was all over with me. Why should I work when I could steal? Why settle down to some humdrum uncongenial billet, when excitement, romance, danger and a decent living were all going begging together?” - A. J. Raffles, The Ides of March. The Amateur Cracksman is the first collection of stories about A...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; raffles; hornung; adventure; mystery
Downloads: 84,941 (6 reviews)
|The Man Who was Thursday, A Nightmare - G.K. Chesterton|
LibriVox recording of The Man who was Thursday, a Nightmare, by G.K. Chesterton. Read by Zachary Brewster-Geisz. In a surreal turn-of-the-century London, Gabriel Syme, a poet, is recruited to a secret anti-anarchist taskforce at Scotland Yard. Lucian Gregory, an anarchist poet, is the only poet in Saffron Park, until he loses his temper in an argument over the purpose of poetry with Gabriel Syme, who takes the opposite view...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobooks; chesterton
Downloads: 273,858 (8 reviews)
|The Parenticide Club - Ambrose Bierce|
Librivox recording of The Parenticide Club, by Ambrose Bierce. Read by Peter Yearsley. Includes four stories: My favorite murder -- Oil of Dog -- An Imperfect Conflagration -- The Hypnotist. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature
Downloads: 31,614 (7 reviews)
|Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions - Edwin Abbott Abbott|
LibriVox recording of Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, by Edwin Abbott Abbott. Read by Ruth Golding. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 science fiction novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott. As a satire, Flatland offered pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions; in a foreword to one of the many publications of the novella, noted science writer Isaac...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; science fiction; satire; mathematics; geometry; dimensions
Downloads: 112,289 (7 reviews)
|Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift|
LibriVox recording of Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift. Read by Lizzie Driver. Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is widely considered Swift's magnum opus and is his most celebrated work, as well as one of the indisputable classics of English literature...
Keywords: LibriVox; literature; audiobook; swift; gulliver; satire; parody
Downloads: 637,074 (9 reviews)
|Wuthering Heights (Solo Version) - Emily Bronte|
LibriVox recording of Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë. Read by Ruth Golding. Emily Brontë's only novel, published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and many around them. Now considered a classic of English literature, Wuthering Heights met with mixed reviews by critics when it first appeared, with many horrified b...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; bronte; Heathcliff; Brontë
Downloads: 565,984 (9 reviews)